2013 Awards Banquet
The annual Dallas County 4-H Awards Banquet was held on Sunday, November 24 to honor 358 4-H members, 90 Clover kids and 90 volunteers enrolled and active with the program.
This year, 350 4-H youth, ages fourth through twelfth grade, brought 700 static events such as photography, visual art and woodworking displays in addition to 900 livestock exhibits to the Dallas County Fair. Members also participated in a variety of projects with categories ranging from agriculture and the environment to communication and music. The banquet is a ceremony that recognizes the achievements accomplishments of this hard work.
The recipients of Project Awards, given to those who show improvement and growth in their area of expertise and who have displayed character traits of leadership and community service, are as follows: Achievement: Marissa Felt; Agriculture: Hannah Taylor; Beef: Kassidy Bremer, Nick Duckett, Abby Greiman, Haley Greiman, Cody Jimmerson, Jack Kelly, Blake Kuehl, Emily Kuehl, Faith Kuehl, Jarrett Orman and Emily Wilkeson; Citizenship: Emma Skahill; Communication: Sydney Peterson and Katelynn Wilderdyke; Dog: Hannah Borst; Environment: Sydney Peterson; Food and Nutrition: Hannah Borst, Heidi Burket, Brynn Hansen, Josie Hemphill, Kaitlyn Jimmerson , Sydney Peterson, Taylor Peterson and Katelyn Wilderdyke; Horse: Hannah Borst, Alan Hinds and Koti Kluesner; Horticulture: Kassidy Bremmer, Sydney Peterson and Taylor Peterson; Leadership: Makayla Bauer, Ben Romig, Emma Skahill and Katie Thompson; Music: Nathan Thompson; Pets: Taylor Peterson; Photography: Kassidy Bremer, Kaitlyn Jimmerson, Koti Klusener, Sydney Peterson, Kara Smith, Noah Smith and Katie Thompson; Poultry: Kaitlyn Jimmerson, Emily Wilkerson and Emily Winter; Rabbit: Katelyn Jimmerson, Koti Kluesner Taylor Peterson, Emily Wilkerson and Emily Winter; Sheep: Koti Kluesner; Vet Science: Alan Hinds; Visual Art: Kassidy Bremer, Koti Kluesner, Sydney Peterson, Taylor Peterson, and Katie Thompson; and Woodworking: Shelby Johnson.
Sponsored awards were given to the following: Josie Hemphill, Lily Sparling and Taylor Peterson were presented with the Horton award, sponsored by Roger Horton of Granger and awarded for members in the fourth to sixth grade who show outstanding work in several project areas. The Dallas County Leadership award, sponsored by the Dallas County Farm Bureau was rewarded to Hannah Taylor, Bouton Thompson and Katie Thompson, and the recipient of the Perry Kiwanis Outstanding Senior award was Emma Skahill of Earlham.
The Outstanding Livestock Exhibitor, sponsored by the Emehiser Family in honor of M.C. “Pinky” Emehiser and voted upon by county fair superintendents and herdsmanship judges, was awarded to Mackenzie Felt for her display of citizenship throughout the fair. The First Year Citizenship award went to Faith Kuehl, Kennedy Montag and Katelyn Paustian for going above and behind in their club activities in addition to serving their communities, and the Outstanding Immediate Award was presented to Brynn Hansen and Hailey Greman.
The Dallas County 4-H is proud of its participants and thankful to its volunteers for their year-round work.
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